Noise. Most people hear it. When a person lives in New York City, noise tends to be louder than other parts of the country. But when noise gets excessive, it’s called “noise pollution.” With New York City’s noise pollution, many New Yorkers drown out the noise by listening to music, reading a book or simply putting earplugs in.
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Recently, we reported that the MTA had added the Second Avenue Subway to the subway map. Part of the changes included the resuscitation of the W line from Astoria-Ditmars Blvd to Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue. The MTA aims to relieve train congestion and boost Astoria’s population, at an estimated cost of $13.7 million annually, according to a MTA press release.